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'Heart and Soul' awards presented by Downtown Partnership
The Enumclaw Downtown Partnership doled out its "Heart and Soul of Downtown" awards Friday night, during the group's annual meeting and dinner.
The following were recognized for their contributions to downtown Enumclaw.
Heart and Soul Award
Presented to an outstanding rehabilitation project completed in downtown Enumclaw during the last year. The project was to include exterior rehabilitation work, but could be both interior and exterior and should be something that improves the appearance of the downtown.
The award was presented to the city of Enumclaw for its Downtown Streetscape project.
King or Queen of Hearts Award
Presented to the person, group or business that puts their "heart" into preserving downtown.
The award was given to Mike Reynolds for the way he cares for his buildings, demonstrating a preservation ethic.
King or Queen of Soul Award
Presented to a person, group or business that demonstrates acts of being a good neighbor.
The award was given to White River Credit Union, which was responsible for painting the exposed backs of the buildings on its block, creating a more aesthetically pleasing environment.
Presented to a business that keeps downtown "alive" by having its "finger on the pulse" of downtown or by doing something that sustains the vitality of downtown.
The award was presented to all businesses that stayed open late to meet the needs of their customers before it was voted to make this a downtown promotion: Lindon's, Scrapbook Corner, Clay Expressions, Village Shoppe, Sears and 4 Sun Sports.
Big Heart Award
Presented to the person or group exhibiting a soft spot for downtown Main Street activities. The recipient steps forward whenever needed, often putting their own needs aside for the benefit of downtown.
The award was presented to Pat Kollen, who has volunteered at almost every EDP event. She provided vital human resources consultation when the EDP was hiring a new director last year. Currently, she is taking the lead for the downtown team for the Relay for Life.
Presented to the business that can keep up "the pressure" by constantly excelling in visual merchandising, including balance, color, lighting, signage and maintenance.
The award went to Mirabella. Nominations noted that even when the store is not open it is well lighted, inviting window shopping. They also noted that the bold use of black paint, striped awning and signage give it a very classy look.
Heart Health Award
Presented to a business or building owner who consistently ensures that the environment around their building is clean and maintained.
The award was given to Tripp Hart. It was noted, not only is the sidewalk in front of his business spotless, but he is often seen cleaning an adjacent alley.